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Jay Farrar was once in an alt-country band called Uncle Tupelo. It broke up, and co-frontman Jeff Tweedy went on to found the critically acclaimed Wilco, while Farrar started up Son Volt. It released two moderately well-received albums, then went quiet for seven years. Now, Farrar has reemerged with new band members but the same vintage American sound:

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